THE STRATEGIC GOAL: to create, record, and use video to grow your fan base

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Table of Contents

Intro

Section: Creating Your Own Videos

How To Prepare For Video Production
The Types Of Videos You Can Make
Top Five Classes Of Tools For Editing And Postproduction
Top Four Classes Of Cameras You Can Use For Video Production
Three Key Factors For Solid Videos
How To Make A Music Video
What Musicians Should Know About The Youtube Service ContentID
How To Find Precleared And Royalty- Free Video Clips And Photos For Your Videos
How To Get Help In Making Videos
Three Ways To Stream Video Concerts On The Internet

Section: Promoting Your Videos

The Top Six Tips To Increase The Number Of Views For Your Videos
Seven Ways To Use Video To Promote Your Music
How To Get Featured On Youtube
How To Use Statistics On Youtube To Understand Your Viewers, Maximize Your Views, And Plan Your Videos
How To Become A Youtube Partner And Get A Customized Youtube Channel

Links and Extras

Intro

From this section: "48 hours of video are uploaded every minute, resulting in nearly 8 years of content uploaded every day."

Mashable Article

Section: Creating Your Own Videos
How To Prepare For Video Production

From this section: "When you sit down to make a video, you quickly realize that nearly every- thing that you’ve done to prepare your music business so far comes into play. Your music and audio, brand, Web presences, and everything else you’ve done are all part of it."

The Types Of Videos You Can Make

From this section: "When you sit down to make a music video, you will fi nd that there are actu ally many different options that musicians use successfully."

Nyan Cat
Pomplamoose
Pomplamoose’s YouTube channel
Red Vs. Blue
AnimeMusicVideos
Pogomix
Upular
Gregory Brothers
Bed Intruder Song
Epic Rap Battles of History
NicePeterToo

Top Five Classes Of Tools For Editing And Postproduction

From this section: "Once you decide to make a video, you will need to decide what tools to use."

OpenShot Video
Wax
AvideMux
VirtualDub
Gimp
FinalCut Pro
Adobe Premiere
Blender
Adobe Flash
Poser
MonkeyJam
ClayAnimator
Videospin
YouTube Editor
YouTube resources

Top Four Classes Of Cameras You Can Use For Video Production

From this section: "Video cameras are now extremely prevalent, since they are present on nearly every type of phone, mobile device, or computer out there. They have also gotten very good at handling low-light situations, which has in- creased video quality tremendously."

MadPad

Three Key Factors For Solid Videos

From this section: "...the difference between a good video and a great one has to do with things that you might not think are important at first."

Audio Example

How To Make A Music Video

From this section: "Keep the shot number in the frame at the beginning of each shot so that you know what it is."

What Musicians Should Know About The Youtube Service ContentID

From this section: "This allows the creator of that content to request a takedown, share the revenue of the ads on the page, and track metrics."

ContentID

How To Find Precleared And Royalty- Free Video Clips And Photos For Your Videos

From this section: "There are sources, found all over the Internet, that can add new dimensions to your video."

Creative Commons
Archive.org  
Public Domain Drama
Public Domain Comedy
iStockPhoto
Getty images
BBC Motion Gallery
Funny Videos and Funny Video Clips
Getty Images

How To Get Help In Making Videos

From this section: "The best solution for video is to get someone else to do it for you."

Creative Cow
Videomaker
Final Cut Pro Community
Vimeo Video School

Three Ways To Stream Video Concerts On The Internet

From this section: "Here are just three ways you can use video to stream concerts to your fans."

Gavin Mikhail
Live Performances on Second Life

Section: Promoting Your Videos
The Top Six Tips To Increase The Number Of Views For Your Videos

From this section: "You will get more clicks if you make the video title suggestive, sexy, bizarre, funny, or controversial."

Ideas 
Adwords

Seven Ways To Use Video To Promote Your Music

From this section: "You can send messages to your channel subscribers using their messaging feature."

Pomplamoose’s “September”
YouTube Tips

How To Get Featured On Youtube

From this section: "Ever wonder how videos are featured on YouTube?"

How to Get Featured on YouTube

How To Use Statistics On Youtube To Understand Your Viewers, Maximize Your Views, And Plan Your Videos

From this section: "Note that your goal is to get the number of views of your videos to be higher than the subscriber count since this shows you’re reaching more people than just your subscriber base."

Stats
Advertising Insight
VidstatsX

How To Become A Youtube Partner And Get A Customized Youtube Channel

From this section: "YouTube makes its money off of ads on the videos they show. Because of this, they would like the owners of video channels to promote more views."

Partnership FAQ
Partners
HD Tutorial: Apply for a Youtube Partnership